Thomas Andrae teaches in the Sociology Department at California State University, East Bay. He is cofounder and senior editor of Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. He is also the author of Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book: Unmasking the Myth of Modernity (University Press of Mississippi, 2006) and TV Nation: Prime Time Television and the Politics of the Sixties (forthcoming), and coauthor of Bob Kane's autobiography, Batman and Me (Eclipse Books, 1989) and (with Mel Gordon) Siegel and Shuster's Funnyman: The First Jewish Superhero (Feral House, 2010).
Scott Bukatman is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University. He is the author of Matters of Gravity: Special Effects and Superman in the 20th Century (Duke University Press, 2003), Blade Runner (British Film Institute, 2008), and Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction (Duke University Press, 1993).
Thomas LaMarre teaches in East Asian Studies and in Communications Studies at McGill University. His books include Shadows on the Screen: Tanizaki Jun'ichirô on Cinema and Oriental Aesthetics (University of Michigan Press, 2005), Uncovering Heian Japan: An Archaeology of Sensation and Inscription (Duke University Press, 2000), and The Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation (University of Minnesota Press, 2009).
Greg M. Smith is Professor of Moving Image Studies in the Department of Communication at Georgia State University. His books include What Media Classes Really Want to Discuss: A Student Guide (Routledge, 2010) and Beautiful TV: The Art and Argument of "Ally McBeal" (University of Texas Press, 2007). His writings on comics have appeared in Comics and the City: Urban Space in Print, Picture, and Sequence (Continuum, 2010), The Comic Book Superhero (Routledge, 2008), Animation Journal, and Arnheim for Film and Media Studies (Routledge, 2010). [End Page 147]